Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 Product Family - Digital Content Creation
Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product family
Professional workstations based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product family deliver intelligent performance for engineers, animators, and analysts.
SPECapc* for LightWave* 9.6
SPECapc* for LightWave* 3D* v9.6 is performance evaluation software for systems running NewTek* LightWave* 3D v9.6 software. LightWave* is a complete modeling, rendering, and animation solution used worldwide for visual effects in television, film, broadcast graphics, games, visualization, print, and web.
The benchmark, developed in cooperation with NewTek*, provides realistic workloads that simulate a typical LightWave* 3D workflow. It contains 11 datasets—ranging from 64,000 to 1.75 million polygons representing such applications as 3D character animation, architectural review, and industrial design. Scores for individual workloads are composited under three categories: interactive, render, and multitask.
The benchmark puts special emphasis on processes that benefit from multi-threaded computing, such as animation, OpenGL* playback, deformations, and high-end rendering that includes ray tracing, radiosity, complex textures, and volumetric lighting.
Please see www.spec.org for more information on the workloads.
Configuration details SPECapc* for LightWave* 3D 9.6
Benchmarks: SPECapc* for LightWave 3D 9.6
Baseline configuration and score on benchmark: Intel® Software Development Platform (Intel® SDP) D3CD2 system with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3480 (quad-core, 3.06 GHz, 8MB L3 cache, 4.8GT/s Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (Intel® QPI), B1 stepping, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled), BIOS version CGIBX 1.70 X64, 16GB memory (4x 4GB DDR3-1333 ECC UDIMM), one NVIDIA* Quadro* FX1800, NVIDIA* graphic driver version 259.81 (using Lightwave3D program settings, vertical sync off), one 21" LCD display (1920x1200, 32-bit color quality, 60Hz), 3Gb/s SATA SSD 160GB, Windows* 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OS. Source: Intel estimates as of December 2010. Score: Interactive composite: 2.14, render composite: 4.01, multitask composite: 3.83.
New configuration and score on benchmark: Intel® Software Development Platform (Intel® SDP) DHSB2 system (Los Lunas SCPT CRB Fab A board, Cougar Point Super SKU B1 stepping chipset) with one Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1280 (quad-core, 3.50 GHz, 8MB L3 cache, D2 stepping), BIOS version ASNBCPT1.86C.0052.P02.101119, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, 16GB memory (4x 4GB DDR3-1333 UDIMM), one NVIDIA* Quadro* FX1800, NVIDIA* graphic driver version 259.81 (using Lightwave3D program settings, vertical sync off), one 21" LCD display (1920x1200, 32-bit color quality, 60Hz), 3Gb/s SATA SSD 160GB, Windows* 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OS. Source: Intel estimates as of December 2010. Score: Interactive composite: 2.61, render composite: 5.51, multitask composite: 5.12.
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2. Relative performance for each benchmark is calculated by taking the actual benchmark result for the first platform tested and assigning it a value of 1.0 as a baseline. Relative performance for the remaining platforms tested was calculated by dividing the actual benchmark result for the baseline platform into each of the specific benchmark results of each of the other platforms and assigning them a relative performance number that correlates with the performance improvements reported.
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4. Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) requires a computer system with a processor supporting Intel® HT Technology and an Intel® HT Technology-enabled chipset, BIOS, and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software you use. For more information including details on which processors support Intel® HT Technology, see www.intel.com/products/ht/hyperthreading_more.htm.
5. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology requires a platform with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software, and overall system configuration. Check with your platform manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost Technology. For more information, see www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.
6. Intel® processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See www.intel.com/content/www/uk/en/processors/processor-numbers.html for details.
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